No-Name Neighborhood Zones in Mountain View?
Original post made by Margaret, Jackson Park, on Jun 29, 2009
I've lived and owned a house in Mountain View for four and a half years now, and every year that the Voice puts out the "Neighborhoods" edition, I look up my neighborhood and see that I reside in a void. Check out this map:
You'll see that there are lots of nice big patches of color, and then there are the red-haired cousin spaces of white nowhereness. Last year I called up the Voice, was referred to the Palo Alto office, and actually had a long and hope inducing conversation with someone. They would send out a reporter to interview a couple of my older neighbors who built the houses, etc, etc. But alas, here we are and I still don't live anywhere, according to the maps.
I actually live in a great spot which is one block from the train station. But it doesn't deserve a name, apparently. So whenever I comment on a Voice story I click the drop-down list and see my choices: "Old Mountain View"? Sounds nice, but then my heart drops when I remember that I literally live on the wrong side of the tracks. Or the other: "Jackson Park"? But I don't actually live there in those two story houses. I live in a cute little 1950's house which I love.
Anyway, can't we just color those little white areas and give them names?
Margaret from Jackson Park, except I don't live in Jackson Park but actually live in my own neighborhood in Mountain View